Kaitlin’s Top Ten Films of 2016!
Dec 7, 2016 by Savannah Taylor on The Nickelodeon Blog
Every year, the Nick staff gets together and reflects on their favorite Nick programming from the past year. Check out Operations Manager, Kaitlin McKnight’s top ten films of 2016!
Embrace of the Serpent
Director: Ciro Guerra
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Manchester by the Sea
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.
When We Were Kings
Director: Leon Gast, Taylor Hackford
A special screening celebrating the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali.
When We Were Kings is a 1996 Academy Award winning documentary film directed by Leon Gast about the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.
Director: Andrea Arnold
A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Director: Chris Kelly
A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.
Director: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.
Director: David Lynch
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Blue Velvet
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
The Land tells the story of four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local Queen-pin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last.